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Rebel County

Rebel County

Harvest Films | 2006 | 52 mins

Rebel County uses the shooting of the Ken Loach film The Wind that Shakes the Barley as a springboard from which to explore the real life events of The War of Independence in the South West of the country.

Rebel County features observational behind-the-scenes material of Ken Loach interacting with cast and crew, key ambush scenes, Black & Tan raids, behind the scenes historical discussions between Loach and cast members and includes clips of the completed film. The documentary strikes a creative and natural balance between the exploration of the film-making process and the real stories from that period.

Dir: Pat Collins | Prod: Pat Collins | Ed: Isobel Stephenson | Sound: John Brennan | Camera: Colm Hogan

Critical Comments:
“… Directed with understated stylishness… a thoughtful exploration of the savage internecine fighting which ravaged the southwest…” Liam Fay – The Sunday Times 

“… A fascinating exposition of West Cork lore… an accomplished work…” Padraic Killeen, The Examiner